Stadium Fits City Hall Site
The City’s Engineering and Construction Management Department has retained Populous, Inc. consulting to produce conceptual designs and a program for the stadium that establishes the dimensions and elevations of the stadium as well as its relationship to the surrounding streets and buildings.
They have produced some work that shows that the stadium fits the City Hall site. The City Hall site consists of the Insights Museum and adjoining parking lot, City hall and its parking lot and surrounding area. The survey performed on the site shows it to be almost 5 acres. The area is bounded by Durango St., Missouri St., Santa Fe St., and the Union Pacific Trainway. In producing the concept, the ballpark has been placed where its footprint is not over the trainway, but access to the park could be from over the trainway on the south side.
The conceptual plans show the ballpark fits within the bounds of the proposed location while still providing adequate dimensions for the playing field. Current plans provide for a 360 degree concourse, program areas for restaurants and concessions as well as play areas for children and other amenities.
In the very near future, a Request for Qualifications will be released from the Engineering and Construction Management Department soliciting Architects for the actual detailed design of the stadium. It is one of many actions that will be taken to City Council subsequent to the approval of the team purchase by the Pacific Coast League and approval of a Lease Agreement between the Mountain Sports Group and the City Council.
Additionally, we are currently having a traffic study performed to establish how much of the surrounding streets could be taken into the ballpark to maximize land use without negatively affecting the circulation of the surrounding area.